UMATILLA, FL. (THECOUNT) — Alyssa Hatcher has been identified as the Umatilla, Florida teenager arrested in a murder for hire plot to kill her parents – paying a friend – “a lot of money,” to find someone to carry out the callous murders.

The 17-year-old Lake County girl was arrested after officials said she stole money from her parents and used it to attempt to hire two different individuals to kill them.


Officials with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office said Hatcher stole her parents debit card, withdrew money and then attempted to to pay people to kill her parents.

Deputies said they were first contacted by a juvenile who told them Hatcher had given her friend to find someone to commit the cold-blooded murders.

Hatcher’s boyfriend told investigators that he’d seen her Monday morning and she told him that she wanted to kill her parents.

When investigators tracked down Hatcher, she admitted that she’d paid one person $400 to kill her parents and then gave another person $900 because the first person she paid did not carry the act out, an arrest affidavit said, reports WESH.

Deputies said the Hatcher is being charged with criminal solicitation of murder.


Geo quick facts: Umatilla is a city in Lake County, Florida, United States. The population was 2,214 at the 2000 census. According to the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2004 estimates, the city had a population of 2,502. Umatilla is known as the Gateway to the Ocala National Forest, located in northern Lake County – Wikipedia.